Title of the course / other studies: The Basics of Forest Energy Procurement and Utilization

 

Country, provider,person(s) responsible, contact information: Finland, Seinäjoki University of Applied Sciences.

 

Adjunct prof., D.Sc.(For), Mr.  Risto Lauhanen and Principal lecturer, Lic.Agr., Mr. Jussi Esala

Email contacts: risto.lauhanen@seamk.fi; jussi.esala@seamk.fi

 

Short description of the studies: The student will know the principles for forest energy procurement and utilization. The student can also act in the managing, planning and development tasks of forest energy production after this course.The student will know the basic terms of forest energy and have multiple skills to develop his/her organization as well as to utilize and develop his/her own knowledge.

 

The course contains e.g. energy-wood procurementsupply chains, theory of logging and chipping operations, logistics, cost calculations, measurement of energy-wood, subsidy policies, environmental issues, work safety and power plant technology. The course will contain lessons, exercises, and forest and energy plant excursions.

 

Student services available (accommodation, meals etc.): The accommodation at Seinäjoki University of Applied Sciences, School of Food and Agricultre, Address: Ilmajoentie 525, FI-60800 Ilmajoki, tel. +358201245700, accommodation fee 12 - 25 €/night, meal price 2 €/meal, the school will provide nfield trips, there is no course fee.

 

Additional information: Classroom sessions are scheduled for January 29 – 30, and March 5 –7, 2015. Students will also be expected to complete a couple of assignments between and after the days when classroom training is organized.

 

Title of the course / other studies: The Finnish Forest Energy Production in Practice

 

Country, provider,person(s) responsible, contact information: Finland, Seinäjoki University of Applied Sciences.

 

Adjunct prof., D.Sc. For., Mr. Risto Lauhanen and  Principal lecturer, Lic.Agr., Mr. Jussi Esala 
Email contacts: risto.lauhanen@seamk.fi; jussi.esala@seamk.fi


 

Short description of the studies: The student will have her/his practical work placement in one to three organizations and work with short projects given by the specific organization. The student makes a report, where she/he describes the project she/he has been involved, comparesthe Finnish forest energy production methods to those in her/his home country and make some proposal to develop the methods in one or both countries.

 

Student services available (accommodation, meals etc.): The accommodation at Seinäjoki University of Applied Sciences, School of Food and Agricultre, Address: Ilmajoentie 525, FI-60800 Ilmajoki, tel. +358201245700, accommodation fee 12 - 25 €/night, meal price 2 €/meal, the school will provide field trips, there is no course fee.

 

Other localities: Free market low cost hotels 40 - 60 €/night, lunch at restaurant ca.5 - 10 €.

 

Additional information: The studies will be organized together with the course “The basics for forest energy procurement and utilization” between January 30thand March 31st, 2015.


 

Title of the course / other studies: Mediterranean Forest Products: Building with Wood, Living with Wood, Wood in Transport & Packaging, Cork, bioenergy

 

Country, provider,person(s) responsible, contact information: Spain, University of Lleida

 

Associate prof, Dr. José Antonio Bonet (coordinator). Main lecturer, Dr. José Vicente Oliver, Polytechnic University of Valencia.  

E-mail contact: jantonio.bonet@pvcf.udl.cat

 

Short description of the studies: The objective of the course is to get advanced knowledge on the principal wood-based products in their principal applications in the Mediterranean area, including bioenergy: design, raw materials, manufacturing, processes, end products and quality control.

 

Student services available (accommodation, meals etc.): The student can have the opportunity to share a flat with other students (estimated cost : 160 €/month) or to use the University residence (estimated cost: 350 €/month). Meal price at the University costs 7.5 €. Total monthly cost can range between 300 to 500 €.

 

The course is free of charge for e-wood pilot programme students.

 

Additional information: The course will be taught intensively during the second week of February, 2015 (9th to 13th). The subject is also offered as an optative course of the Erasmus Mundus Master Mediterranean Forestry and Natural Resources Management-MEDFOR.

 

Title of the course / other studies: Modelling stand dynamics: fitting growth and yield models

 

Country, provider,person(s) responsible, contact information: Spain, University of Lleida.

 

Associate prof, Dr. José Antonio Bonet (coordinator). Main lecturer, Dr.Sergio de Miguel, University of Eastern Finland.  

E-mail contact: jantonio.bonet@pvcf.udl.cat

 

Short description of the studies: The objective of the course is to have an overview of the growth and yield modeling procedures, with special focus on individual-tree forest management oriented models and to analyze statistically different datasets in order to develop and fit different growth and yield models (site index, diameter increment, height-diameter, volume, biomass, etc.).

 

Student services available (accommodation, meals etc.): The student can have the opportunity to share a flat with other students (estimated cost : 160 €/month) or to use the University residence (estimated cost: 350 €/month).Meal price at the University costs 7.5 €. Total monthly cost can range between 300 to 500 €.

 

The course is free of charge for e-wood pilot programme students.

 

Additional information: The course will be taught during February-March, 2015 (fine schedule will be defined later). The subject is also offered as an optative course of the Erasmus Mundus Master Mediterranean Forestry and Natural Resources Management-MEDFOR.

 

Title of the course / other studies: Forestry in Catalonia

 

Country, provider,person(s) responsible, contact information: Associate prof, Dr. José Antonio Bonet (coordinator). Main lecturer, Dr. José Antonio Bonet, Dr. Carlos Colinas, University of Lleida.  

E-mail contact: jantonio.bonet@pvcf.udl.cat

 

Short description of the studies: The objective of the course is to understand the different perspectives, visions, policies and challenges of the main forestry stakeholders in the Catalonian region. The subject is field-trip based, analyzing with different stakeholders (Forest service, municipalities, forest owners, industry) six different case studies.

 

Student services available (accommodation, meals etc.): The student can have the opportunity to share a flat wth other students (estimated cost : 160 €/month) or to use the University residence (estimated cost: 350 €/month). Meal price at the University costs 7.5 €. Total monthly cost can range between 300 to 500 €.

 

The course is free of charge for e-wood pilot programme students.

 

Additional information: The course will be taught during April-May, 2015 (fine schedule will be defined later). The subject is also offered as an optative course of the Erasmus Mundus Master Mediterranean Forestry and Natural Resources Management-MEDFOR.

 

Title of the course / other studies: Bioenergy in Mediterranean areas: from theory to practice

 

Country, provider,person(s) responsible, contact information: Spain, University of Lleida and Forest Sciences Center of Catalonia.

 

Associate prof, Dr. José Antonio Bonet (University of Lleida), Mr. Pere Navarro (Forest Sciences Center of Catalonia).   E-mail contact: jantonio.bonet@pvcf.udl.cat; pere.navarro@ctfc.cat

 

Short description of the studies: The student will have her/his practical work placement in Solsona or Lleida,
working with different case studies and ongoing projects in the Catalonian Region. The student will benefit of the participation in real projects focusing in the implementation of bioenergy projects in the Mediterranean rural areas.

 

Student services available (accommodation, meals etc.): The student can have the opportunity to share a flat wth other students (estimated cost : 160 €/month) or to use the University residence (estimated cost: 350 €/month).Meal price at the University costs 7.5 €. Total monthly cost can range between 300 to 500 €. Similar costs ae expected if student lives in Solsona.

 

The course is free of charge for e-wood pilot programme students.

 

Additional information: Since the course will be individually performed, the schedule will be adapted to the common need of teachers and students.

 

Title of the course / other studies: Energy, Climate and Carbon

 

Country, provider,person(s) responsible, contact information: Scotland, University of the Highlands and Islands.

 

Dr. Kenneth Boyd - Kenneth.Boyd@uhi.ac.uk

 

Short description of the studies: This is a Masters level module in which the intimate linkages of energy, climate and carbon on Earth are explored. The first half of the module explores natural energy flows in Earth system and climate science, highlighting how our climate is defined by the Earth’s energy balance. Geoengineering approaches to climate change mitigation are also covered inthis section.  The second part of the module looks at a range traditional (fossil fuel based) and renewable energy systems (including biomass) examining how these influence the Earth’s energy balance and climate.

 

Entryrequirements – BSc honors degree or equivalent in a science or engineering discipline.

 

Student services available (accommodation, meals etc.): This is an online course. However supervised projects in Scotland are encouraged.

 

Additional information: N/A

 

Title of the course / other studies: Transition to a Low Carbon Society

 

Country, provider,person(s) responsible, contact information: Scotland, University of the Highlands and Islands.

 

Prof. John McClatchey – John.McClatchey@uhi.ac.uk

 

Short description of the studies: The module examines how greenhouse gas emissions arise as a result of fuel use for space heating, electricity generation, transport, manufacture (some processes generate carbon dioxide in addition to fuel use),  construction, waste management and also through agriculture and land use. How greenhouse gas emissions are assessed is examined by contrasting a range of carbon calculators used to estimate carbon footprints. The module also explores how reductions in greenhouse gas emissions can be made through, energy efficiency, changing fuels (eg using renewable rather than fossil fuels) and through changing behaviour. It also covers what changes need to be made to enable a Transition to a Low Carbon Society and what mght be achieved in the short, medium and long term and assesses the economic and social impacts of developing a low carbon society.

 

Entry requirements – BSc honors degree or equivalent in a science or engineering discipline.

 

Some previous study of renewable energy technologies.

 

Student services available (accommodation, meals etc.): This is an online course. However supervised projects in Scotland are encouraged.

 

Additional information: N/A

 

Title of the course / other studies: Renewable Energy Technologies

 

Country, provider,person(s) responsible, contact information: Scotland, University of the Highlands and Islands.

 

Prof. John McClatchey – John.McClatchey@uhi.ac.uk

 

Short description of the studies: The module aims to develop the ability to critically evaluate energy needs and different renewable energy technologies as well as the decisions about which technology or technologies should be adopted for what purpose and at what scale (local, regional or national). As part of that critical evaluation students will be expected to understand how resource assessment can be undertaken and that the economic case for different technologies may depend on scale and on geography as well as on the technology itself.

 

Entry requirements – B.Sc. honors degree or equivalent in a science or engineering discipline.

 

Student services available (accommodation, meals etc.): This is an online course. However supervised projects in Scotland are encouraged.

 

Additional information: N/A

 

Title of the course / other studies: Dissertation

 

Country, provider,person(s) responsible, contact information: Scotland, University of the Highlands and Islands.

 

Dr. Kenneth Boyd - Kenneth.Boyd@uhi.ac.uk

 

Short description of the studies: The UHI is able to offer a range of dissertation projects in renewable energy and low carbon technologies. Examples include :-

 

Assessment of GHG Emissions from Bioenergy Production.

 

Resource Assessment for Renewable Energy Production.

 

Utilisation of Bioenergy Waste Products.

 

Assessment of Land Use Changes in Bioenergy Production.

 

Entry requirements – BSc honors degree or equivalent in a science or engineering discipline.

 

Student services available (accommodation, meals etc.): This is an online course. However supervised projects in Scotland are encouraged.

 

A range of accommodation is available in the region and can be arranged by the host organization.

 

Additional information: N/A

 

Title of the course / other studies: Study tour for the forestry students of University of West Hungary

 

Country, provider,person(s) responsible, contact information: University of West Hungary  / Seinäjoki University of Applied Sciences, Finland.

 

Adjunct prof., D.Sc.For., Mr. Risto Lauhanen and Principal lecturer, Lic.Agr., Mr. Jussi Esala; Professor Laszlo Jager. Email contacts: risto.lauhanen@seamk.fi; jussi.esala@seamk.fi; jager.laszlo@emk.nyme.hu

 

Short description of the studies: The program is a combination of the following courses introduced above:   2. The Basics of Forest Energy Procurement and Utilization and  3. The Finnish Forest Energy Production in Practice, and a short introduction, as well as one day for: Forestry of The Nordic countries in nutshell.

 

Student services available (accommodation, meals etc.): The services will be planned and agreed by SeAMK and UWH.

 

Additional information: The size of the student group is 13 students.

 

Title of the course / other studies: Growth and yield of energy plantations

 

Country, provider,person(s) responsible, contact information: Hungary, University of West Hungary.

 

Contact person: Dr László Jáger (jager.laszlo@emk.nyme.hu) Lecturer: associate prof, Dr. János Gál,(gal.janos@emk.nyme.hu)

 

Short description of the studies: During the course students get familiar with basic growth and yield research methods with special respect to short rotation energy plantations. A short introduction to experimental design will also be given, methods of measuring biomass will be discussed. Students will also get training in fitting, and validating growth and yield models for biomass plantations.

 

Student services available (accommodation, meals etc.): The student can use the University residence (estimated cost: 120 €/month for members of eWOOD or other student exchange arrangements).Meal price at the University costs appr. 4 € for a lunch.

 

The course is free of charge for e-wood pilot programme students.

 

Additional information: The course will be held during February-April, 2015 depending on needs.

 

Title of the course / other studies: Forestry in Hungary

 

Country, provider,person(s) responsible, contact information: Hungary, University of West Hungary.

 

Contact person and lecturer: Dr László Jáger (jager.laszlo@emk.nyme.hu) second lecturer: associate prof, Dr. János Gál (gal.janos@emk.nyme.hu)

 

Short description of the studies: The objective of the study is to present Hungarian forest management practices, their legal framework, forest management planning practice, management and regulation of energy plantations, subsidies and their regulation

 

Student services available (accommodation, meals etc.): The student can use the University residence (estimated cost: 120 €/month for members of eWOOD or other student exchange arrangements).Meal price at the University is appr. 4 € for a lunch.

 

The course is free of charge for e-wood pilot programme students.

 

Additional information: The course will be held during February-April, 2015 depending on needs.

 

Title of the course / other studies: Broadleaves coppice as source of renewable energy -

 

The role and potential of a traditional source of fuel to compete in a modern and innovative sector

 

Country, provider,person(s) responsible, contact information: Italy, University of Florence.

 

Contact person: Prof. Enrico Marchi (enrico.marchi@unifi.it).

 

Short description of the studies: This course aims at showing the current trends and optimal solutions for modernizing the sector of fuel wood from coppice and to show the integration of this assortment with others as alternative or in full synergy (e.g wood chips from tops and branches or low value species).

 

Student services available (accommodation, meals etc.): Closer information will be given in the spring 2015.

 

Additional information: The course will be held in June – July 2015, its length is 6 days. 

 

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